Friday, December 12, 2014

Just Add Ink #244 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Friday beautiful blog friends ~

I have a bit of an exciting weekend ahead - I'm off to Brisbane to visit my BFF and her brand new little man.  I'm so looking forward to spending a few days together, chatting, eating Sara Lee ice cream and just enjoying her company. I'm not entirely looking forward to the humidity, so thank goodness for aircon!

We have a brand new sketch from Tina over at Just Add Ink this week.  I've been on a Christmas card roll for a little while now and surprisingly it hasn't done my head in yet. Perhaps because I have a stash of new stamps & sentiments to use *wink*.

This little robin set from Clearly Besotted is just so cute and fun.  I've used a base of Early Espresso, then a Real Red mat and some Crumb Cake dsp.  I coloured the tummies with a blender pen.  That little musical note makes me think of the old '70's song Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day - do you remember that one? Tweedle-lee-dee-dee-dee, tweedle-lee-dee-dee ... it's totally stuck in my head now.

If you'd like to join our challenge this week here is the sketch.  Pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration to get a start.  I look forward to seeing your linked entry.

Hope most of you are organised for Christmas, shopping done and presents wrapped. After a bit of a late start this year I'm all sorted.  Thankfully!  There is nothing worse than dealing with busy car parks and too many people at the malls.

I know it's super early, however, in case I don't get back here before the big man in red visits I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas, may it be full of love and laughter, yummy food and total relaxation afterwards *smile*. Thanks so much for visiting my blog over the past 12 months, and I look forward to 'seeing' you again for a fabulous 2015!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Yeah, thanks for putting that song in my head :) Seriously though, this is such an adorable card! Those little birds are the cutest and I love the colours you've put together.

  2. Love this card! Now off to see if Pandora has the song so I can hear all of it. Merry holidays to you and yours.

  3. Ditto to Karrens comments, this just makes me want to sing too! Cute take on the sketch P, your colours are such a lovely combination.
    Have a lovely time in Brissy and enjoy your cuddles with that sweet little man! xxx

  4. So cool Patrice....those wee birdies are uber cute. Love the card darl.....I am avoiding mention the music for fear of it not being able to be evicted fm my head later on!!!

  5. Too late for me the songs in there now!! Love the birdies P so cute and so is that little Santa hat you added :) Just perfect for Christmas. Have fun up in Brissie! xxx

  6. Sara Lee don't know how jealous I am!!!! We can't get it here, so whenever I travel to Aussie I eat litres of it. Even introduced my daughter Phoebe to it last time and its now her No. 1 ice cream too! Hope you have a wonderful trip and get to have lots of snuggles with the new baby. This is such a sweet card and just love those cute little birdies. They look so happy!!

    1. Oh Shona you have no idea how much I miss kiwi food - yams, whitebait, perky nanas, rashuns, peppy chews, jelly tips....I would be here forever listing the things I miss. Fortunately I can now purchase marmite here. What's your favourite SL flavour? Mine is always Rocky Road. Yummo!


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